Safe Families for Children

A national movement giving help and hope to families in crisis

About

Safe Families for Children is a network of volunteer host families that extends the community safety net by providing parents with a loving respite home where they can safely place their children in times of crisis, such as illness, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse or domestic violence.

Safe Families gives parents in crisis time, support and flexibility to work through challenges without fear of losing custody of their children. Parents are encouraged to maintain contact with their children during program participation, with the goal of being reunited in their own home. Host families, prompted solely by compassion, are screened, trained, and serve without compensation. These dedicated community members are recruited through local congregations and community organizations.

 

How can you help?

Become a Safe Families for Children volunteer, become a Host Family or donate online.

Our Stories

Read the stories of people in your community being helped. See all our stories.

Father Taaffe Homes Spotlight

Father Taaffe Homes Spotlight

Kenzee was 17 years old when she learned she was pregnant. "I was excited, but scared," she said. "I was homeless at the time, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to provide." A survivor of mental and physical abuse, Kenzee was determined to find a safe, stable,...

Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

CCS programs and services are inspired by the Principles of Catholic Teaching. We believe God has a special concern for the poor and vulnerable. The church calls on all of us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. This preferential option for the poor and...